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December 16, 2015

Final US ELD Mandate Key Dates Published

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents Final Rule with the effective date of February 16, 2016.

When the rule was announced on December 10, 2016, FMCSA said carriers and drivers would have two years from the effective date to comply.  In the final ELD rule the compliance date is December 18, 2017.  So technically, the compliance window is two years from December 18, 2015.

It is important to note that petitions for reconsideration can be submitted until January 15, 2016.

December 10, 2015

Final Electronic Logging Device Rule in the US is Now a Reality

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced on December 10, 2015 that the electronic logging device (ELD) regulation for hours of service (HOS) and record of duty status (RODS) is final.

The ELD Rule covers the following four key areas:
  1. Mandates ELDs for drivers currently using RODS and a two-year adoption period;
  2. New supporting document requirements for carriers and drivers to comply with HOS regulations;
  3. Procedures and provisions to protect drivers from harassment resulting from ELD information; and
  4. Technology specifications for ELD performance and design requirements to ensure manufacturers are able to produce compliant devices and systems.

October 21, 2015

Get Ready for the Final Rule on ELDs with the SOAR Solutions Driver APP and ELD Module

The movement to replace paper log books with Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) is getting closer. The final rule publishing date has been pushed out to October 30, 2015.

What does this mean for carriers and drivers?
The switch from paper to electronic will take some socializing with drivers and non-drivers as they get acquainted with the new rules and how this will affect day-to-day operations.

March 19, 2015

34-hour Restart Rule Suspension Debate Continues

The 34-hour restart rules were back in the news again earlier this month as New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker announced his plans to restore the 34-hour restart rule that was suspended on December 16, 2014.

March 5, 2015

FMCSA Updates ELD and HOS Proposed Final Rule Date

On February 27, 2015 the FMCSA released a supplement to their February 2015 monthly report. The report included a clerical correction to the ELD and HOS supporting documents proposed final rule publication date.

The projected date for the final rule has been moved from November 9, 2015 to September 30, 2015.

January 16, 2015

Two Paperwork Must Dos To Comply with Canada Transportation Dangerous Goods Act

On December 31, 2014, the Canada Gazette published the latest amendments to the Canada Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act.   According to Volume 148, No. 27, Amendment 26, 3.5 Information on a Shipping Document will be changed to standardize the order of information when completing the description of the dangerous good.